Venue Showcase: RSA House

Looking for a fabulous venue in London? Olivia Parrott, Wedding & Events Executive at RSA House, tells us all about what makes their venue and team the perfect one for your big day!

Tell us a little bit about yourself!

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I have been in the weddings world for around five years! In my spare time I love to binge watch my favourite series on Netflix (I may or may not be able to re-enact every episode of Friends… oops!) I love socializing with friends & family, hitting the best brunch spots and exploring new places.

What drew you to the wedding world?

How personal it is! The feeling of making couples dream wedding days a reality is what sold it. Seeing the look on a couples face when they walk into the venue will never ever get old.

What do you think makes RSA House unique?

Bride and groom smiling at each other in front of the entrance to the venue. Bride is holding a bouqet.

Our venue is unique because it really is so versatile – there is a style for everyone. The Georgian town house is traditionally elegant and beautiful but also very contemporary which gives great flexibility for couples to create their own unique journey through the spaces. Our approach to our couples is to most of all flexible, friendly and loving! We are with our couples every step of the way and the relationship doesn’t end after their wedding day at RSA – we have created really amazing friendships with a lot of our couples.

What do you think makes for the perfect wedding?

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Personality! Having seen more marvelous weddings than we can mention, the team here at RSA House know a thing or two about personalizing weddings so if you’re looking to put your own stamp on your big day, you’re sure to find some inspiration, or a little extra confidence to do your own thing, right here!

How do you get to know your couples before the big day?

We get to know them as people! Regular drink catch ups, video calls, venue visits, supplier visits! Getting to know the family is also a big thing for me, too.

What’s the most memorable wedding you’ve had at RSA House?

This is a hard one as we have seen so many memorable ones! How many weddings have you been to where the guests can say they were serenaded not once, but twice by the groom?! From a personally re-written version of Elton John’s ‘This Is Your Song’ to kick-start his speech, to a performance of Backstreet Boys ‘I Want It That Way’.

Why should a couple book RSA House?

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For this, I would say actions speak louder than words and to have a look at testimonials. However, knowing their wedding contributes to the RSA charity is an incredible thing to know. Booking RSA means you are in for a fun and memorable time planning the most incredible day of your lives and that we promise.

What’s the best photo spot at RSA House?

Bride and groom walking up a staircase.

Our staircase!

What is your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Trust your venue and your suppliers, they are experts and will go above and beyond to create the most incredible day for you!

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our incredible behind the scene team: the people who make dreams a reality and it wouldn’t be possible without every single one of them!

What is the one piece of advice you would give to couples that are currently struggling amidst the COVID-19 crisis?

Bride and groom outside the venue smiling at each other.

Postpone to not cancel, we are all in this together and talk to your loved ones. We will get through this and your wedding celebrations will be more amazing than you could ever imagine!

How do you feel technology is changing the industry?

In an amazing way! Virtual tours, wedding videos and galleries of images allow couples to imagine their day even more.

Bridebook tip: you can search for venues and suppliers across the UK by category, location and other filters!

What do you love about Bridebook?

The support from the incredible team, they are so lovely and will always go above and beyond!

Check out RSA House on Bridebook!